Mental health and suicide prevention services for the Jewish community

As we negotiate ongoing disruptions to our social, family and working lives, it can be comforting to know that our local Jewish community has an incredible in-built capacity for empathy, caring and support to help each other through difficult times.

Help is available through a wide range of services listed below.
We encourage you to reach out if you need support.


COUNSELLING SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN CRISIS

including mental health and domestic violence, financial distress, elderly at home, and disability support

call JewishCare on 1300 133 660


JEWISHCARE ‘MY WELLBEING’ SAFETY PLANNING APP

mobile app provides a structured approach to help people manage psychological distress and suicidal thoughts (designed to be used as part of the overall mental wellbeing and safety strategy; not intended to be the only form of support)

free download from AppStore (iOS) and Google Play (Android)


ONE-ON-ONE AFTERCARE SUPPORT

for community members who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis

for more information email [email protected]


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AND SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

free courses for communal organisations and members of the community:
Standard Mental Health First Aid (next online course: Thurs 20 and Fri 21 August)
Suicide Prevention (next online course: Wed 9 and Thurs 10 September)

register your interest via email to [email protected]


‘SUICIDE IMPACTING ME’ MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP

free confidential group for individuals and family members who have been touched by suicide, professionally facilitated by a clinical psychologist and qualified social worker

for more information email [email protected]


IN CASE OF LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES

  • Police & Ambulance Emergency 000; from a mobile 112
  • Hatzolah (Sydney Eastern Suburbs only) 9371 2222

24 HOUR COUNSELLING/SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
  • Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978
  • Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
  • Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (6 free sessions of telephone counselling)